Hadees
Volume 3, Book 29, Number 47:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abu Qatada:
My father set out (for Mecca) in the year of Al-Hudaibiya, and his companions assumed
Ihram, but he did not. At that time the Prophet was informed that an enemy wanted to attack
him, so the Prophet proceeded onwards. While my father was among his companions, some
of them laughed among themselves. (My father said), "I looked up and saw an onager. I
attacked, stabbed and caught it. I then sought my companions' help but they refused to help
me. (Later) we all ate its meat. We were afraid that we might be left behind (separated) from
the Prophet so I went in search of the Prophet and made my horse to run at a galloping speed
at times and let it go slow at an ordinary speed at other times till I met a man from the tribe of
Bani Ghifar at midnight. I asked him, "Where did you leave the Prophet ?" He replied, "I left
him at Ta'hun and he had the intention of having the midday rest at As-Suqya. I followed the
trace and joined the Prophet and said, 'O Allah's Apostle! Your people (companions) send
you their compliments, and (ask for) Allah's Blessings upon you. They are afraid lest they
may be left behind; so please wait for them.' I added, 'O Allah's Apostle! I hunted an onager
and some of its meat is with me. The Prophet told the people to eat it though all of them were
in the state of Ihram."